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Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bostock
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The Man
Norman Bird ...
Eddie
Diane Clare ...
Sunday School Teacher
Patricia Heneghan ...
Salvation Army Girl
John Arnatt ...
Superintendent Teesdale
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Auntie Dorothy
Hamilton Dyce ...
The Vicar
Howard Douglas ...
The Vet
Ronald Hines ...
P.C. Thurstow
Gerald Sim ...
Detective
Michael Lees ...
1st Civil Defence Worker
Michael Raghan ...
2nd Civil Defence Worker
May Barton ...
Villager
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Kathy Bostock
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Storyline

Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she asks him who he is, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups. Written by Nasser <NasKU@aol.com>

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15 January 1962 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

...woher der Wind weht  »

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Trivia

The title "Whistle Down The Wind" originally comes from falconry and means "to let a falcon fly away free". See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, but especially when the children are in the barn discussing a name for the cats, the youngest boy can be seen mouthing the other characters lines before he says his own. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Bostock: Who is it?
The Man: [Dejected that he's been discovered] Jeee-sus Christ!
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Connections

Referenced in Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (2002) See more »

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We Three Kings
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Words and Music by Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Incorporated into incidental music
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Memorable Tale of Faith and Hope
30 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have remembered this film well since I was a child and its message of the power of belief has stayed with me for years.

Far from demonstrating any futility in religious faith, this understated gem shows the power and persistence of faith despite the obstacles of adults' failings, cynicism, disbelief and preoccupations. Perhaps children understand this movie better than jaded, world-weary adults.


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